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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Jun. 26, 201312:00 PM EST

Slinkee's plans Jacksonville indoor play center


Slinkee's, an indoor play facility, plans to open in August in Mandarin.

The site says the "fun, clean and safe environment is perfect for any age. We offer a wide array of inflatables, games and a concession area all aimed at providing an ideal party and family fun setting."

The City approved a permit for Styles Smith Plumbing Inc. to renovate 23,231 square feet of space in the Mandarin Emporium center at 10501 San Jose Blvd., No. 17, at a project cost of $100,000.

The renovations include adding a kitchen, several rooms and renovating locker rooms in the existing space, which plans show involved aerobics and spinning.

The website says Slinkee's will open in August.

Slinkee's has an operation in Alexandria, La., that it calls "the largest indoor play facility in Central Louisiana."

It has more than eight inflatables, three trampolines, two light space floors, an arcade, Xbox, a low rock-climbing wall, a concession area and a growing 5-and-under section.

"With six themed rooms to choose from, we offer parties for birthdays, field trips, churches, senior mystery tours and Christmas," says the site for the Alexandria property.

It markets parties, field trips and open play.

San Marco Station adding another building

San Marco Station is preparing to add another building in addition to the Panera Bread under construction.

The City is reviewing plans for a six-sided, almost 1,200-square-foot building that will offer two 500-square-foot unit retail areas.

Sardella Group Inc. is shown as the contractor for the project.

San Marco Station is in development at 1440 Hendricks Ave. by San Marco Train Station LLC.

As the Daily Record reported April 30, construction was approved at San Marco Station for the 4,000-square-foot shell building for Panera at a project cost of $130,000. Sardella Group is the contractor. Tenant build-out is estimated at $150,000.

Panera operated nearby but closed about year-end 2009.

San Marco Station fronts Hendricks Avenue and is bordered by Cedar Street, Naldo Avenue and train tracks.

The development includes renovation of an existing 5,000-square-foot building, a former city waterworks and electric building. Site work has been ongoing.

Ashco Inc. is the developer and its website defines the location as "Jacksonville's newest upscale hotspot."

"This prime location is in the heart of old San Marco and can serve visitors to the library and tennis courts across the street, nearby public parks, upscale residential neighborhoods, as well as Downtown and local businesses," says the site.

It says the historic building is 5,000 square feet, "with four large arched windows and plenty of parking in back, a rarity in this neighborhood." The 4,000-square-foot building is next to the original building.

A sign on the property indicates a Panera Bread and a Boost Mobile are expected tenants. Boost Mobile is a likely tenant in the smaller building.

Elements plans second location

The City approved build-out for the Beach area location for The Elements, which offers massage and physical therapy services and yoga.

The Elements operates in Mandarin at 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 9, next to Fresh Market.

The City approved a permit for The Elements at 13740 Beach Blvd., No. 105. Duckworth Construction Co. is the contractor for the $97,500 project to make interior commercial improvements in 2,746 square feet of space.

The site says The Elements features "experienced therapists, a friendly staff and a tranquil atmosphere to help you on your path to a healthier, pain-free life. "

Its services include physical therapy, massage therapy, skin therapy, yoga sessions and a wellness program.

Ballet adding stage

The Florida Ballet is building a practice stage at its 300 E. State St. studio Downtown. RJ Vinas Construction LLC is the contractor for the $45,000 project.

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